Solved: Acrobat Reader & Writer will not open (XP)

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mrsjock

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I have been working on an issue where acrobat reader and writer (both version 6) are installed, and ONE user is unable to get acrobat to open.
specifics:
--Windows XP
--Acrobat reader 6.0
--adobe full writer 6.0

What I have tried:

--rebooting :D
--removing and reinstalling BOTH applications
--updating to reader 7.0
--renaming the users profile


There is no way that acrobat opens. Clicking on either program, it just hangs. Doesn't show up in task manager, but does show up in processes.
tried clicking on a pdf file, still nothing opens.
tried "unassociating" pdf files with adobe, reinstalling, then "reassociating" all pdf's with adobe.....still nothing!

If I log in, everything opens up fine. When the user logs in, Not-So-fine.

any thoughts, suggestions, etc. would be GREAT

thanks!
 
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Have you downloaded and installed Acro Reader 7.01 update? This is needed for acrobat to work properly with winxp.
 

mrsjock

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I had reader 7.0 installed on the machine, but I did not install the 7.01 update. When 7.0 was on the machine, it still did not open.

reader and writer 6.0 have been on the computer (and working fine) for several months until about 3 weeks ago.

Do you think that updating to 7.01 will help?
do you think that the user will need to update the writer to 7 as well?

thanks for the quick response:)
 
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mrsjock said:
I had reader 7.0 installed on the machine, but I did not install the 7.01 update. When 7.0 was on the machine, it still did not open.

reader and writer 6.0 have been on the computer (and working fine) for several months until about 3 weeks ago.

Do you think that updating to 7.01 will help?
do you think that the user will need to update the writer to 7 as well?

thanks for the quick response:)

I think the 7.01 update will help.
 

mrsjock

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unfortunately, it did not. just loaded reader 7.0 and the updates for it. still the same problem. neither adobe acrobat 6 (full version) or acrobat reader will open on it's own, or will open a pdf file.

still works when I log in as me, just not for the user of the computer.
 
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do you have admin rights to the PC?

If so, then I suggest you rename (DO NOT DELETE IT) the users local profile, let them log back in and let WINXP recreate a new local profile. If that works you will need to copy some of the folders from the OLD profile into their new profile. If you need help with that let me know... Some of their setting will have to be reset.
 
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